Corporate Affairs Director, SABMiller plc
The private sector has a significant role to play in development and we welcome any initiative which seeks to understand how government, business and other organisations can work together effectively to understand and optimise the jobs created, investments made and the resulting economic growth and development.
Ever since 1988, 1 December has been designated World Aids Day - an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in tackling the epidemic, commemorating those who have died and supporting those living with HIV.
A chance to quiz the expert on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
On Tuesday I was in New York with partners from Oxfam America and the Coca-Cola Company, launching our joint report 'Exploring the Links between International Business and Poverty Reduction'.
On 21 January I was in Washington for a meeting called by the President of the World Bank, Bob Zoellick, and his Managing Director, the former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The week before last I spent a couple of days in Uganda with a party that included two MPs from the House of Commons International Development Select Committee. As guests of SABMiller’s Ugandan subsidiary, Nile Breweries, we visited the brewery site in Jinja and a community health programme we help to support in Katakwi Province in the north of the country.
This week is World Water Week, an annual event in which the scientific, business, policy and civic sectors get together in Stockholm to address the planet's most urgent water-related problems.